Year, that is.
I suppose that title gives some clue to my age, at least to those who remember its context. They go by faster and faster. I’ve always liked the analogy comparing life to a roll of toilet paper, i.e. it goes faster toward the end. Scary but true.
Every December I always look back at the list of goals I made the previous year to see how I did. I usually achieve most of them, which is a testimony for writing them down so you don’t forget what they are. Of course that works both ways. If you don’t record it then you may forget to pursue it in the first place but on the other hand, if you finished something without listing it then it could slip into the past unnoticed, meaning you don’t take credit for it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need all the credit I can get.
Fortunately, I have tangible proof of at least some of the things I accomplished. Some have been hanging over my head for years. For example, finishing up my science fiction series, the Star Trails Tetralogy. I think I originally said the final volume would be coming out back in 2013. Hahahaha! That sure didn’t happen. But this year it finally did. Refractions of Frozen Time came out in March, about the same time my contractor, Tracy, finished up remodeling my sunroom into a guest room. I could have quit right there and taken pride in my achievements, with due credit to Tracy, of course. Both those goals had been on my list for years so those were biggies.
But once all four books were complete, then I set to work putting together the box set I’d envisioned ever since I realized my story would require more than one book to complete. I had some extra incentive to get that one accomplished when I agreed to share a book fair booth with three other authors. It took a lot more work than expected, but somehow I finished that one, too. Yay!
Then I had a couple nonfiction ebooks I wanted to get in print. Particularly Whobeda’s Guide to Basic Astrology and The Family History Fun Factor. Done! I still have one more to go but plan to get that out by the first of 2016.
So I’m celebrating and invite you to join me.
I’m giving away 3 copies of the Star Trails Tetralogy Deluxe Box Set here. All books are autographed by yours truly and it includes a fun swag pack of goodies, too.
If you’re interested in astrology, sign up to win one of three autographed copies of Whobeda’s Guide to Basic Astrology here.
Both giveaways end December 13 which will hopefully allow enough time for the winners to receive them by Christmas. (Sorry, USA only)
Here are some other deals you might like. If you have any sci-fi fans on your holiday gift list, remember you can always “gift” them a copy.
THE SAPPHIRAN AGENDA
The Sapphiran Agenda, backstory of Thyron, the telepathic walking plant everyone loves in Star Trails, is now FREE on Smashwords here.
BEYOND THE HIDDEN SKY
Star Trails Volume 1, Beyond the Hidden Sky, is free if you join my Preferred Readers here.
STAR TRAILS TETRALOGY EBOOK BOX SET
Get the entire Star Trails Tetralogy box set electronically for half-price on Smashwords here.
Promotional price: $2.99
Use Coupon Code: VP22Z
Expires: January 5, 2016
WHOBEDA’S GUIDE TO BASIC ASTROLOGY
Get Whobeda’s Guide ebook for 75% off here.
Promotional price: $0.99
Use Coupon Code: QD49E
Expires: January 5, 2016
If you’d like a paperback copy you can get one for 20% off at Create Space here. Use Discount Code 4KCHSKEW
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may you have a prosperous New Year! Meanwhile, I’m going to go back and work on that list for 2016. After I take a nap. I’m pretty tired after realizing how much I actually got done this year…